Department of Defense Education Activity

Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2018.

Schools operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity use Kindergarten W-APT and WIDA Screener Paper (for Grades 1-12) to identify English language learners (ELLs). ACCESS for ELLs is given to all ELs during the annual testing window, which typically takes place from mid-January through early March. Please visit the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System (DoDEA-CAS) website for more information.

Testing Dates


Requirements and Resources

Coming in fall 2019: agency-specific information and resources related to ELL assessments.

Professional Learning

To access online professional learning for DoDEA educators, see the State/District Webinars section of the Download Library in the WIDA Secure Portal (login required).


Dyanne Ornelas
Assessment Specialist
(571) 372-6006

Mario A. Nuñez
ESOL Instructional Systems Specialist
(571) 372-5859

WIDA Client Services Center
Contact us for questions about training materials, test administration procedures, classroom resources, or for problems with your WIDA Secure Portal account.
(866) 276-7735
M-F 8am-5pm CT (Apr-Oct)
M-Th 7am-7pm CT, Fri 7am-5pm CT (Nov-Mar)

Logging In

WIDA Secure Portal
Use the WIDA Secure Portal to access test training manuals and resources, as well as online professional learning modules.

  • To obtain a new login, contact your District ESOL Instructional Systems Specialist and/or District Assessment and Accountability Instructional Systems Specialist.
  • New District ESOL Instructional Systems Specialists and District Assessment and Accountability Instructional Systems Specialists should contact Dyanne Ornelas at to create an account.
  • For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at or call (866) 276-7735.